When choosing a Board Support Package (BSP) for PC/104 products, it is essential to pick the right one out of the gate to ensure that the development process starts efficiently, and to prevent major obsolescence and costly expenses in the long term. Windows XP going End of Life (EOL), funding cuts in defense programs, and the need for a larger developer base are all driving users toward Linux, even in military applications where a Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) is the more traditional choice.

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